Amy Reynaldo, the author of How to Conquer the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, is a top-10 finisher at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Her first New York Times crossword byline appeared July 5, 2009. She solves at least three crosswords a day and writes about them here.
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People! You can buy the crosswords from the Crosswords LA tournament for a mere $5. I curated these puzzles myself and was excited to get to work with these constructors. There are tough puzzles by David Quarfoot (themeless) and Byron … Continue reading
Joshua Kosman, coconstructor (with Henri Picciotto) of the delightful cryptics at The Nation, was kind enough to interview me for their Word Salad blog. (See if you can guess which question I added to the list Joshua had emailed me.)
Have you been enjoying Evan Birnholz’s Devil Cross crosswords? Not only was it Evan’s birthday on Thursday, he also launched a Devil Cross fund-raiser. Put $10 in the tip jar to support Evan’s puzzling, and he’ll send you two 21×21 … Continue reading